Regional MEAL Advisor, MEEE Region

Save the Children

The Opportunity

The Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor will use their technical expertise, contextual understanding and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between Save the Children’s global and country level MEAL work, strengthening our MEAL technical offer at the regional level and raising the quality, consistency and effectiveness of MEAL throughout the region. Represent the region and provide technical support to movement-wide initiatives through participation in global governance groups and communities of practice. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder is expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. The regional MEAL Advisor also provides direct MEAL support for regional programs, and provides effective management of regional Evidence and Research Specialist.

This role is based in Amman, Jordan ;or a suitable location in the region where there is a SC presence.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

* At least 7 years of experience in a MEAL-specific role within an emergency or emergency and development context.

* Experience and knowledge of monitoring systems, including robust and responsible data collection and use.

* Experience and knowledge of evidence generation and learning on what works (and doesn’t work) for children, including designing/commissioning, implementing and applying: needs assessments, baseline studies, evaluations and research, learning workshops and learning agendas.

* Experience and knowledge of systems for accountability to children and communities, including information sharing, participation of adults and children, and feedback and reporting mechanisms. Ability to prepare and facilitate technical MEAL trainings and workshops across countries in the region (including remotely).

* Experience in MEAL capacity building, including training, supervising, coaching and mentoring.

* Skilled at communicating and influencing across relevant teams and offices.

* Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Ability and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure contexts.

* Proficient in speaking and writing English.

* Proficiency in relevant data collection and analysis software.

* Strong remote-working abilities.


* Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant region/context

* Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.

* Experience and knowledge of Save the Children’s structure, mandate and child focus.

* Proficiency in a language used in the Middle East / Eastern Europe region​​​​​​​

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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